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India will keep working together with Fiji Government and People, says President Pranab Mukherjee

It is a matter of satisfaction that the bilateral relations between our two countries are growing stronger, says Pranab Mukherjee

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PM Narendra Modi with PM of Fiji Frank Bainimarama. newsroompost.com

New Delhi, Oct 9, 2016: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings to the government and people of Fiji on the occasion of the island nation’s Independence Day and said India will continue to partner Fiji in various fields.

In a message to Fiji President Jioji Konousi Konrote, Mukherjee said, “On behalf of the government and people of India, it is with pleasure that I convey warm greetings to your excellency, the government and the people of Fiji on the occasion of your Independence Day.”

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“It is a matter of satisfaction that the bilateral relations between our two countries are growing stronger… India will continue to partner Fiji in the field of Information Technology (IT), tele-medicine, tele-education and renewable energy,” he said.

Mukherjee said that India’s dialogue with the Pacific island countries, under the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC), at the FIPIC-I Summit held in Suva in November 2014 and FIPIC-II in Jaipur in August 2015, “has given us opportunities to understand and address the challenges faced by Pacific island countries”.

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“I am confident that the relations between India and Fiji will continue to strengthen in the years to come for the benefit of our respective peoples,” he said. (IANS)

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Raised These Important Issues in I-Day Speech

Important issues PM raised in I-Day speech

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Modi said, "I want to announce a major decision from the Red Fort that India will have a Chief of Defence Staff -- CDS." Pixabay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his Independence day speech touched several important issues like the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A from Jammu and Kashmir, creation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, Rs 100 lakh crore on developing infrastructure, population explosion, eliminate use of plastic bags, promote digital payments, water conservation, one nation, one election and many others.

Here are the important issues that Modi said during his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort:

Abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir: Modi said with the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, the dream of “One Nation, One Constitution” has been realised. He also lashed out at the opposition for speaking against the move, asking if they felt it was so necessary why didn’t they make it permanent in the past 70 years.

Creation of the CDS post: Modi said I want to announce a major decision from the Red Fort that India will have a Chief of Defence Staff — CDS. This is going to make the forces even more effective. The new CDS post will oversee all the three wings of the armed forces.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his Independence day speech touched several important issues. Pixabay

Abolition of triple talaq: Modi said it was aimed at benefitting the Muslim women. He said the country has taken several steps for women, including ending the evil of female foeticide. If we can take so many steps then why not raise our voice against the evil of triple talaq, so that our Muslim sisters get equal respect and are part of the country’s progress. The decision is not to be weighed in political terms.

Population explosion: Modi said population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. But there is a vigilant section of public which stops to think, before bringing a child to the world, whether they can do justice to the child, give them all that she or he wants. They have a small family and express their patriotism to the country. Let’s learn from them. There is need of social awareness.

Jal Jeevan Mission: Modi announced a new Jal Jeevan Mission for realising the vision of Har Ghar Jal, or drinking water to every home, with an allocation of Rs 3,59,000 crore. Modi also asked the citizens to adopt the water conservation, they way they adopted the Swachh Bharat campaign.

Eliminate use of plastic: Modi said single-use plastic poses grave threat to the environment. The time for implementing such an idea has come. Teams must be mobilised to work in this direction. A significant step must come out by October 2.

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here are the important issues that Modi said during his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Pixabay

Promote digital payment: Modi said shopkeepers already have a board outside their shops that reads: ‘Aaj nagad, kal udhar’. Similarly they can have a board saying ‘yes’ to digital payment and no to cash payment.

Simultaneous poll: Modi said the dream of one nation, one tax has been achieved by the implementation of the GST (Goods and Services Tax). Our nation has also successfully achieved One Nation, One Grid in the Power sector. Now today, India is talking about One Nation, One Election. So a discussion must be held on this.

Minimise use of fertilizers: Modi urged the farmers to minimise the use of chemical-based fertilizers in their farmlands.

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Wealth creation: Modi said wealth creation is a great national service. Let us never be wealth creators with suspicion. Only when wealth is created, it will be distributed. Those who create wealth are India’s wealth and we respect them.

Quality Export products: Modi said the time has come to think about how we can boost exports. Each district of India has so much to offer. Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is ‘Zero Defect, Zero Effect’. (IANS)